On August 19, at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, The Authors of Pain (Rezar and Akam, with Paul Ellering) lost the Yellow Tag Couples Championship to SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young) . Not only were they dethroned, they were also undefeated, as their streak of destruction went back to NXT TakeOver: The End in June of last year.
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Since their defeat began speculation that a promotion to the main cast for the Authors of Pain was close, especially since they have not appeared on TV.
In Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer gave more information about it , and said that the plan is for the winners of the Dusty Rhodes Classic 2016 tournament to make their debut on SmackDown Live.
In addition to them, there are more elements of NXT rumored to be promoted in the coming weeks, and like the Authors of Pain have not appeared since TakeOver Brooklyn or appear soon, because the programs until October have already been recorded.
They are Hideo Itami and No Way Jose .
Although Meltzer did not speak about them, it is possible that Jose goes to Raw, while Itami could make an appearance in Hell in a Cell, either to help Shinsuke Nakamura or to cost him the fight.